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Unemployment is at a record low, but the food stamp enrollment remains stubbornly high; William La Jeunesse reports.

The nation’s food-stamp program is one of the biggest government-run at 70 billion US dollars in the year. But while the economy has not significantly improved, food stamp enrollment is on the decline, only 17 per cent, while the unemployment rate dropped three times faster, with 62 percent.

Why the disconnect? Critics say the States are the milking, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), exaggerated, and their needs, while the trombone manage the approval state “not to work waivers,” not to have it.

“We have almost seven million open jobs in America,” said Foundation for Government Accountability’s executive director Kristina Rasmussen. “Employers struggle to find workers. However, we have people sitting on the side line to the part, because they are on food stamps.”

of this story is, about the economy. The other part is a political one.

The work requirement for able-bodied adults without children, the big sticking point in the $860 billion farm bill.

“I asked several times, how can we deny these waivers, but we are prohibited by law from denying the exemptions, if you fit the criteria,” said Minister for agriculture Sonny Perdue. “These have always been transitional programs. And certainly, if unemployment is above 10 percent, we want to be merciful and generous, as Americans, to help people, and to get a job. But if jobs are available, in fact, statistics show that there are more jobs available than people to fill them, why we are linked more to the question?”

To get the latest, is California, to receive the 33rd state, the waiver of work granted by the trump-administration, although earlier this month, the President himself tweeted, “If the house and the Senate, meeting on the very important Farm Bill – we love our farmers – and I hope you will be able to leave the JOB to the REQUIREMENTS, which the house approved FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION.”

California, according to the state, than 500,000 job vacancies.

In July, the most populous state in America, a waiver is received possible that its 836,000 unemployed adults without children food stamps without working. The state unemployment rate of 4.2 percent, while in Michigan, not after the waiver has a rate of 4.3 percent. Last week in Michigan, 67,000 adults said their food stamps would not be at the end, when you find work after three months of full benefits.

“It is irresponsible to think that, in the U.S. state of California, said with a growing economy — less than 4 percent unemployment— we waiver,” wax. “The problem is — honest as the former Governor of Georgia — the objective of the optimization was. Maximization of Federal financial management in your state. This is what the governors, that is what the legislators do.”

Perdue approved the California waiver, if he claims to have rejected.

Rasmussen said the Agency could have, but refused, out of fear of a political backlash. She thinks, not to say that the USDA is not aggressive enough in regulatory reform, in contrast, the EPA.

“It’s almost 1 million military are eligible for adults without children who do not work in California now on food stamps, and most of them,” said Rasmussen. “This government is on autopilot, and it is wrong, and that is the reason why Trump and wax should be done in a step, slam on the brakes and say, this should.”

A spokesman for the California Department of Social Services refused to answer questions, to protect why should a state try with a vaunted economy and agriculture labour shortages, would be adults without children work only 20 hours a week.

Instead of the state, where lingering unemployment data from 2015 to March 2017 as a justification for his resignation.

“People need to eat. No matter whether you are homeless or unemployed,” said SNAP recipients outside of the County Department of social services. “It’s hard to get a job, right now. Not disabled or not. It is really hard. I am looking for a job every day, and it’s hard.” lists nearly 400,000 jobs in California, including entry-level service and retail jobs, production, and agriculture.

The showdown over the work, which is a prerequisite, holds the massive $860 billion farm bill. The House version, supported by the administration, includes a work obligation and tightens the gap by the USDA waivers, the authority will reject the state. The Senate version does not include the waiver and Senate Agricultural Committee chair Debbie Stabenow from Michigan has reportedly told Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Democrats will support any compromise that includes the work mandate.

A legislative correction is required, by 30 September.

More than 80 percent of the farm bill is food stamp spending.

President Bill Clinton’s welfare — “workfare” in 1996.

But if unemployment hits approved 12 percent in 2009, President Barack Obama, a nationwide waiver for two years. To keep his law even when the gap and the loose language that allows States, food stamps for able-bodied adults without children.

Each year, the States must reapply for a waiver by you to justify your unemployment, to keep it, although in some cases, such as California, counties with a 2.7 percent unemployment still qualify.

William La Jeunesse FOX News Channel (FNC) entered into force in March 1998 and currently serves as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.

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